Suzanne Tapp has been with the Teaching, Learning, and Professional Development Center
(TLPDC) since the late 90s. Suzanne taught in the Academic English as a Second Language
for several years at Texas Tech and was heavily involved in training international
teaching assistants. When the TLPDC was established, she began with the center as
an instructional designer helping faculty members use technology in their courses.
She initiated the development of a graduate student training program called the TEACH
Program and directed the program for more than eight years before moving to the Assistant
Director role. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the TLPDC and provides
direction for the center as a whole. She is also an adjunct instructor with the Integrative
Studies program and enjoys teaching the Raider Ready first-year seminar each fall.
Her current research interests focus on organizational development as related to centers
for teaching and learning,
Suzanne served on the Core Committee (the Board of Directors) for the Professional and Organizational Development Network for Higher Education (POD). She is the past chair and a founding member of the Texas Faculty Development Network. She is the co-editor of Transparent Design in Higher Education Teaching and Leadership: A Guide to Implementing the Transparency Framework Institution Wide to Improve Learning and Teaching. Other work may be found in venues such as To Improve the Academy, The Journal on Centers of Teaching and Learning, Studies in Graduate and Professional Student Development and the Journal for the Advancement of Marketing Education. She is a frequent presenter and particularly enjoys opportunities to match theory with practical classroom application.
In her spare time, Suzanne is most often found cheering on and joining her family in their latest running/cooking/traveling adventures.